Prunus cerasus, Sour Cherry,
Hebrew: דובדבן, Arabic: حبّ الملوك, Habb al-muluk

Scientific name:  Prunus cerasus L.
Common name:  Sour Cherry
Hebrew name:  דובדבן
Arabic name:  حبّ الملوك, Habb al-muluk
Family:  Rosaceae, ורדיים

 Prunus cerasus, Sour Cherry,حبّ الملوك, Habb al-muluk,דובדבן

Life form:  Decidious tree
Leaves:  Entire, lanceolate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White to pink; five petals; five sepals; in corymbs, long-stalked, not on leafed shoots; hermaphrodite
Fruits / pods:  a drupe
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Israel, Native plants, Palestine

Derivation of the botanical name:
Prunus, Latin prūnus, Greek προῦνον prounon; plum tree.
cerasus, κερασοϛ a cherry.
The Hebrew Name: דובדבן, duvdevan cherry; the word occurs in the Mishnah, but its form and meaning are uncertain.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.